Investor Relations

Shareholder Activism, Increased Expectations Add to Pressure on CEOs

CEOs and boards of directors are feeling the pressures of increased stakeholder activism and scrutiny. When asked in the RHR International 2013 CEO Snapshot Survey about the current biggest threat to their tenure, 22 percent of CEOs cited “failure to perform to stakeholder expectations,” compared to just 12 percent in January 2012. In addition, more than half (57%) say that they will be driving a change in their company’s strategy this year.

5 Advantages That Flow from Consistent Investor Communications

A serial entrepreneur and angel investor tells how consistent communication and strong relationships with investors will make it easier for executives to raise capital and leverage investor resources for their company’s growth.

What’s Behind Recent Proxy Proposals: 5 Key Findings

In 2012, labor unions and associated organizers under the “Occupy” umbrella have been especially active in challenging executives’ pay, according to a recent report by James R. Copland, director of the Manhattan Institute’s Center for Legal Policy. The Institute’s report is featured in ProxyMonitor.org, a publicly available resource containing searchable and sortable information on public company shareholder proposals.

Exit Strategies: Achieving the Maximum Valuation When Selling a Business

Achieving the best valuation is not dissimilar to running the business. One needs to build the right team and analyze the objectives and various exit strategies that are open. Here’s how one expert frames the process.

How Better Succession Planning Leads to Favorable Evaluations

A new study of investor concerns provides CEOs and boards a roadmap for reducing risk and improving business performance.

Do Hedge Fund Activists Have You In Their Sights?

Despite media coverage o the contrary, activism is not necessarily drawn out adversarial process. The activist fund, like all investors, is interested in seeing...

The Secrets of Success

Indian enterpreneurs rely on the IndUS network for inspiration, advice and money.

CEO Strategies To Increase Share Price

Shareholder value, the CEO mantra of the 1990s, is like Victorian sex, more discussed than consummated. CE gathered a number of heavy breathers who argue that there are many things CEOs can do (legally) to create the valuation they think is merited.
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CEOs Find Renewed Optimism Amid Disruption in Washington

CEO confidence in business conditions over the coming year has rebounded to January levels, although some note anxiety over the pending election.
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